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tv   [untitled]    August 9, 2010 4:30pm-5:00pm PST

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>> would the public please turn off their cell phones? the first item is roll call. [reading roll] commissioners, the quorum is established. item number two, consent calendar. all items listed here under are considered to be routine by the
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small business commission and will be acted upon by a single will call vote. there will be no separate conversation unless a member so requests, at which time it will be considered as a separate item later in the meeting. the approval of the meeting minutes. explanatory documents. the, approval of the meeting minutes. c, approval of the june minutes, explanatory documents, the special meeting minutes. these are action items. [ayes]
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>> for the past three years, i have had a candy store. i welcome the opportunity to be a part of the commission, and i hope i can learn some insight from the group. thanks. president yee riley: 50 p.m. welcomed. next item, please. clerk: this allows members of the public to vote mentioned things. general public comment. but they can suggest new agenda items for the commission's future consideration. president yee riley: any public comment? seeing none, next item, please. clerk: item number four, a presentation of the small business commission said in its of honor recognizing a local
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small business as part of the small business recognition program. commissioner: commissioners, it is my distinct privilege and honor to give the small business recognition to the gallery and the owners, jeffrey frankel. this is a 30-year business that showcases photography and has been a pioneer for this effort. they have worked with many people, well recognized and pioneering cryptographers, but i have to say that this gallery came to my attention through their community service work. there are saturdays for teenagers, at educating hundreds of area teenagers every year in the art of photography. their parents are welcome to come along, but i have to say
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that this work, introducing young people from the ages of about 11 through college, about art, photography, and connoisseurship is unprecedented, so i would like to read this. one of the partners in the gallery. would you come up? too serious about this. it has been a long day. i would like to read this because i think it expresses it very eloquently their contribution to the small business community in san francisco. on this night, august 9, 2010, we are recognizing their contribution. they have presented over 300 exhibitions exploring photography and its relation to other arts. in addition, the gallery is
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also renowned for their exceptional catalogs, which spans generations of photography and art. by maintaining relationships with museums, private collectors, and others, this gallery provides visitors in san francisco and the general bay area an opportunity to view a diversity amount of work. the gallery exemplifies the energy that it brings to the arts community, and the small business commission is honored to recognize them for their over 30 years of service in the city and county of san francisco. so thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, janet, and think you, commissioners. this is very nice. we both individually moved here about 36 years ago or so, both
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of us having had a similar story. we have come here in teenagers and could not get it out of our system. we have a pretty funny business model, which is that our idea is to be there for people who come in, to look at photographs, to like them or not like them, and to a of other questions, so we are very honored. we could not do this anywhere else the way we could do in san francisco. just today, a visitor from canada talked about opening up the space in new york, also, and i said, no. it had entered our mind, yes, but we really did not feel the need to do what we do at the level we do it. we work with colleagues in new york and paris and tokyo and switzerland, around the world, and thank you. we can think of no better place
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to be doing business. thank you very much. to show our thanks, we published a book from the 1840's, a photograph from the george from san francisco, and i brought copies for the commissioners. thank you very much. [applause] >> i would also just like to point out that right now, the frankel gallery is coasting to a show that is four galleries, three other galleries. i do not know how long the show runs. >> it is another two weeks, i guess. it ends one week from saturday, but was a way to outreach. we believe in congeniality, not competition, so we are working with three other galleries. we have chosen people from all of our holdings together, so it has allowed some of the newer
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galleries to have visitors instead of the mormon church galleries.
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but >> commissioners, i am asking to call item no. 8 out of order, the director's report, so that -- there is a section of the director's report that i would like to have provided you, but i have not been able to attend the meetings so cannot speak to it, and the mayor is initiating a program to work on truancy, and our office is going to be working on the program, and so, i wanted to provide a briefing for you, but i have been not able to attend the meetings, so i cannot, and christine is here to give us a presentation on it. >> great, thank you. commissioners, item eight, the
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commissioner's report, an update on the small business assistance center and small business, an update on programs and legislative matters to make announcements regarding small business activities. >> and i would just make one clarification. i am calling this one item not for the director's report, and then we will hear the rest of the director's report later in the meeting. >> thank you very much, commissioners. thank you very much for giving me the time to speak with you. mayor newsom is deputy chief of staff, and there are some issues of truancy, but we are now at a place where we would like to engage the business community and would like to bring this to all of your attention, and we have been working on this, and we'll forward to your continued support. truancy and closing the graduation gap is one of the priorities. we began last school year with some great new programs that are involving the local school
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district and city agencies, and we would now like to broaden that effort to be bought community to make sure that we are really using the it takes a village concept to make sure that we're putting all of the resources that we have to work to make sure that the public school children are getting the best education they can and that there in the classroom getting that education. in that effort, we have now what is called the truancy abatements and to, which opened at the end of the school year and will be opening when school starts, and the idea there is to really have focused resources for students that are out of school, so if a police of this in our school comes across a person who is not in class, we can take them there. there are counselors there, and they can be reintegrated into the school community in a meaningful and hopefully quick manner. what we're talking to all of you about is that we would like to bring this message to the merchants in the community and ask them to be partners with us,
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encouraging people to stay in so that they may have a friendly, supportive conversation with them, that they can put a logo in their window and a storefront to let students know that this is supportive of young people to make sure that they are getting their education. regina has been good enough to invite as to the meeting, where we would like to talk to them about our idea and make sure we're doing it in a way that we are comfortable with and gain their support. and if you would permit me, we would like to invite a couple of women who love been working on the project to show you the concept, the early stages of what we're thinking about in terms of the artwork. >> thank you, christine. good evening, commissioners. my name is -- an item with the urban services y.m.c.a.. thank you, regina, for allowing us to present.
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we have been in the tour into business for over 12 years and have been pretty successful, but only with a particular community of san francisco, and now, with the mayor's efforts, we have the opportunity to offer our services city-wide, so we ran a successful pilot in may of this year that, again, we will expand city-wide, and this is called the.center. this is in the school district. parts of this is with urban services and the ymca. we do human service, and we'll be doing assessments of young people once the police of buses bring them in, or parents can bring them in, where you can refer them to come to our center, as well. this is an example of some of the art work and we hope we can adorn in some of your businesses.
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valerie is our marketing consultants, who is helping us to put together these concepts, so this may be the poster that we have asked merchants to a door in their store, too, again, as she said, to encourage people to stay in school, and if they need resources to go back to school, to refer them to the center. if not the posters, she has also helped us to develop a sticker that may be along side your visa-mastercard. this is to support the arts and their education. we would like to come back and provide more information, or we
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look forward to meeting with you to find out how we might incorporate small businesses and to our campaign to get the word out to young people and their families to further their education and stay in school. thank you. president yee riley: vice president clyde, you have something? vice president clyde: you have the address? >> yes, this is for the city and county of san francisco. we have counselors, again both academic counselors. dot yes. -- yes. they keep for having this. >> and one thing i do want to
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add it is that as christine mentioned, and when we get back to our director's report, we are having a meeting with the merchants associations on wednesday, but i do know that at one point, the residence and the merchants association kind of work together on a concept like this. though not quite having the resources there, the concept of the village working together to support our kids. >> do you have a website or more information so we can share it we are in the process of developing that as part of our campaign. the department of children services site, there will be links, and we will definitely be out there with the small
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businesses. president yee riley: thank you. we will return to the regular agenda. clerk: thank you, commissioners, so we will return to item no. 8. item number five, a discussion and possible action to make recommendations to the board of supervisors on board of supervisors by a number petc100. president yee riley: excuse me. since korea presenters for item number six, item speaking is that ok with you, commissioners? clerk: commissioners, then we are now on item number six,
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presentation and discussion of wthe doyle drive bde/sbe utilization program. this is a discussion item. president yee riley: welcomed. >> thank you. i know the gallery quite well. when i was present -- president, they were always stepping up to the plate when they're needed to be support, so congratulations to the commission for understanding how incredible the gallery is. so my name is -- and thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you today. this replacement project which is just over $1 billion in value, has been growing robustly over the past several years, and more importantly, in the past year since nancy pelosi was able to secure the final funding for that project, what we are here to talk about is the business
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program, and we want to be brief and to the poinsettia bowl and understand what we are doing, who is doing it, and where we are taking it from here, because we all know that it is now more important than ever that small businesses and disadvantaged businesses, putting them to work and keeping them in business, so our team is pretty unique. i will kick it off to introduce our team, and then mr. butler will take it from there, and i will rounded out. -- round it out. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is when kaplan, and it is a pleasure to be here today. -- gwen kaplan. note i am a two-term past president of this commission, and i was present when the small business commission went to being a full commission in 1998, so i am proud to see the good work that you have continued to
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do for smoak -- so many small businesses. my business itself is a direct marketing company on 16th street, ace mailing, walking distance from here, and i am pleased to be joined on the team from the buttner enterprise group, who is with us today, and randy, from an industrial company, who is not with us, but he is a native-american-owned business, and another who is very active in the asian american business community. .that person is on our team, as well as rick from a disabled veteran enterprise, an engineering company, so together, we really do form the rainbow correlation bringing our best to
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